Everyone wants to be appreciated and get recognition. It goes back to when you were little and lived for the moment your parent or teacher praised you for something you did right. And we never really grow out of this; we just mask it better as we get older. But the truth remains that we all like to be applauded for things we do right. And this is such a key element in your marriage… creating a culture of appreciation will save you from countless fights and misunderstandings.